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Awards Summary

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is committed to supporting entrepreneurship with the following annual awards:


The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK - administered in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability - rewards those with disabilities who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and business ability in the face of significant barriers. The overall winner wins £30,000 & an additional 4 shortlisted applicants win £10,000 each at an annual award ceremony organized by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in London.

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The Stelios Bi-communal Cyprus Award have been in operation on the island of Cyprus since 2009.
The idea is to encourage  bi-communal cooperation between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots in order to promote lasting peace on the island. Each team involving one Greek-Cypriot and one Turkish-Cypriot can win 10,000 euros per year. All forms of human cooperation are eligible to apply including business, arts, sport, ngo work and life! Past applicants and past winners are also welcome to re-apply. The awards are normally announced at a ceremony in Nicosia in October each year. 

For the 2016 awards details please click here.

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The Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs in Greece is presented to entrepreneurs under 40 years old who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and business ability in Greece. A sum of 100,000EU prizes will be awarded in a special ceremony in Athens.

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Entrepreneurship news

We are now inviting applications for the young entrepreneur of the year award in Greece

Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Stelios award for young entrepreneur of the year in Greece 2015 has been formally launched today by "easyJet", "easyGroup" and "Stelios Philanthropic Foundation" founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou in cooperation with "Leshi Epihirimatikotitas".

A record number of 116 applicants for the 2015 bi-communal awards received by the Stelios foundation as it prepares to open a second bi-communal café in North Nicosia

Participation of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots is greater than ever in this year's Stelios Bi-Communal Awards as 116 bi-communal teams have applied, marking a new record for participation as the number has quadrupled from previous years.

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